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Kastle Systems, Rise Buildings Partner to Develop Mobile App Integration

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Thursday, October 24, 2019

FALLS CHURCH, Va.: Kastle Systems Int’l and Rise Buildings, provider of a property experience platform that manages all the daily activities in a building for both staff and occupants, announce an agreement to integrate Kastle’s digital mobile access credential functionality with Rise Buildings’ advanced occupant experience app.

Rise Buildings is the first platform to announce a formal partnership with Kastle Systems to use the company’s new mobile software development kit (SDK). The teams embedded digital access credentials for property occupants within the broader Rise property experience platform.

This is said to strengthen the overall Rise offering by integrating managed access and security capabilities with other Rise features, including: rent payment processing, package delivery notifications and pickups, maintenance requests, pre-authorized visitor access, amenity usage reservations and more.

The companies say providing occupants with digital access via mobile devices is an empowering, “sticky” feature that extends the everyday convenience and experience for tenants, residents and employees in buildings anywhere. The partnership also encourages occupant engagement and adoption by meeting and exceeding their expectations for improved property experiences across residential and commercial markets, according to the announcement.

“As the first partner in Kastle’s Mobile SDK program, Rise Buildings can continue to focus on the advancement of our property experience platform while leveraging Kastle’s pioneering leadership in access control implementation and monitoring,” says Rise Buildings CEO Prasan Kale. “With a national footprint and a proven track record providing unrivaled access control across millions of square feet of real estate worldwide, Kastle is the perfect partner for us, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about what the future holds together.”

Kastle Systems states its objective for the Mobile SDK program was to respond to the trend toward a more experiential, single app strategy and make sure that its BLE-enabled mobile access was available for any customer on whichever app they choose.

“Rise Buildings has led the way in developing innovative occupant experience technology that meets the demands of ever-higher occupant expectations. The integration with Rise Buildings exemplifies the seamless availability of mobile credentials as part of a single, sophisticated mobile tenant experience, and is very much aligned with and ahead of market trends,” says Haniel Lynn, CEO, Kastle Systems.